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Early Adulthood: Your Library

Resources to help guide new adults to success in their growing independence


fiction area from blog post  Welcome to Mesa County Libraries.

This research guide was created to help you find information you might need as you transition from your childhood home, high school, or college life to your own adult responsibilities. This home page highlights some library services and events that might be of particular interest. Explore this guide, the library website, and any of our eight physical locations.

Your comments or suggestions are welcome.


In addition to comfortable chairs and individual tables throughout our branches, we offer meeting rooms for the public.

The Central library and four branches offer study rooms that can be reserved for individual or group study.

Three of our locations have community rooms that can be reserved for larger group meetings or presentations.

970West Studio


The new 970West Studio is a public multimedia production studio located north of the Central Library at 5th & Ouray. 

Visit the Studio page to learn about the equipment, orientation, and making reservations.

The Library also offers an unique Artist in Residence opportunity.

Explore the Libraries' growing 970West Digital Collection.

Your Library Account

If you don't already have a library card, you can get started online.

From home you'll be able to place holds and access our digital services and resources. To complete the registration for a full-access account, bring your photo i.d. and something with your current Mesa County address. If your i.d. has that address, that's all you need. If you're living in Mesa County but don't have proof on paper we can still get your account set up.

Once you have your library card you will be able to manage checkouts, holds, renewals, and your reading history online.

Technology for libraries offering over 3,000 courses and 150,000 video tutorials by industry experts

Book-a-Librarian 30-minute one-on-one session

Tech Table Tuesdays. Drop by the Central Library noon-2pm for help with your gadget, eReader, phone, etc.

Computer classes from basics to special topics including Weebly, Pinterest, Macs, and Microsoft Office


Featured Collections

RBdigital Hundreds of digital magazines

eBooks through OverDrive

New arrivals

New DVDs including feature films

Subject Guide